The BAU are called to Louisiana to get information from an autistic boy who has witnessed his parents' abduction. Meanwhile, Prentiss calls in two old colleagues to track down Ian Doyle.



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Bill Thomas
Alison Sparks
Lizzie Sparks
Miss Rogers
Sammy Sparks


The BAU travel to Lafayette Parish, Louisiana to work on the case of Sammy Sparks, a ten year old autistic boy who is seen splattered with blood. His parents, Alison and Charlie Sparks, are missing. At the Sparks home, the BAU find evidence that Charlie was shot and has a serious wound. The Sparks recently were issued a large loan to be able to keep their music store, their long time family business, open. As Lafayette Parish is in an area hit hard by the oil spill, anyone who gets a loan is considered to have won the lottery. The BAU therefore believe the Sparks were targeted for the money, and that the unsub knew the family and knew that Sammy would not be able to identify him. They try to decipher Sammy's drawings and his music and piece it to the strict routine by which all the Sparks lived to find the unsub. Meanwhile, two of Prentiss' Interpol colleagues, Tsia Mosely and Clyde Easter, try to track Ian Doyle's movements, while Prentiss considers asking her BAU colleagues for help... Written by Huggo

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23 February 2011 (USA)  »

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When Lizzie Sparks and Rossi are talking about autism, she says, "It sounds like you speak from experience." Joe Mantegna, who plays Rossi, has an autistic daughter. See more »


When referring to Sammy's parents, while discussing possible ransom demand, Rossi calls them Stanley's parents. See more »


Emily Prentiss: What about local financial records?
Penelope Garcia: I have cross-referenced every current and formerly licensed fisherman, crab men, shrimp men, friends of Poseidon, comes from the sea, you-name-it men with financial records showing default loans totaling over 35k.
Ashley Seaver: Okay, what did you find?
Penelope Garcia: A hundred and twenty-seven names. I know, do not shoot the messenger. Just tell me how to narrow it down.
Emily Prentiss: Do all 127 have children?
Penelope Garcia: No. But 76 do.
Ashley Seaver: Okay, how many of them have homes in foreclosure versus other debt that might...
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References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

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The Song
23 February 2011 | by (West Palm Beach) – See all my reviews

Does anyone know the song that was played during "Coda"? I really like it and can't seem to get it out of my head.

I'm so disappointed that the show removed AJ Cook and then brought in another blond. I have nothing against Rachel Nichols, but if they want a blond they should have kept Ms. Cook.

It seems to me that the networks on many of my shows are making so stupid mistakes. They have lost touch with their audiences. I do not understand why they keep making so many changes but I sure wish they'd knock it off. The new year has just started and they're killing my favorite shows.

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